Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Birth name is Wilma Cosmé
Recorded 'Don't Break My Heart,' 'Let Me Be the One,' 'Boy, I've Been Told,' 'Love Is on Her Mind,' 'Thinking of You,' 'Gonna Make It,' 'I Will Survive,' 'Made up My Mind' and 'Taste the Bass'
Why she might be annoying
She is a Top 40 one hit wonder.
She remade the Gloria Gaynor hit 'I Will Survive' for the dreadful 1989 Meryl Streep/Roseanne Barr movie 'She-Devil.'
In the 1990s, she took a five year hiatus between her second and third album.
During this time she dropped the hyphen, becoming SaFire.
The third album, 1996's 'Atrevida,' was a Spanish-language salsa effort, which was not well received and caused her career to fade.
Why she might not be annoying
Growing up in East Harlem, she dreamed of a singing career, worked as a session musician, and made the leap to stardom as a freestyle artist.
She is one of the few Latin freestyle singers to find crossover success on the pop chart.
1989's 'Thinking of You' reached #12 on Billboard's Singles chart and #4 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
She wrote the song in honor of her uncle, who died of AIDS in 1986, and it was featured in a public service announcement commercial for AIDS awareness.
She's had nine singles reach the Hot Dance Music Top 40 chart.
The song 'I Never Heard,' from her 1991 second album, co-written by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka, was offered to her, which she readily accepted.
18 years later, a demo of Jackson singing the song was discovered, reworked, and became 2009's 'This is It,' his first posthumous release.
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For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 60 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
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